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home > teaching & workshops > Workshops for Schools and Professional Development Workshops for Teachers > Program: Offering: All About our Senses


A. Program Title:

"All About our Senses"

English Language Arts and Visual Art Integrated Learning Activity

B. Program Description:

How lucky we are to have five wonderful senses with which to explore our world! In this workshop, students use the tools of sensory, descriptive words and art elements to talk about a poem and a painting. They explore a physical object (fruit, vegetable, something from nature), record sensory details about it, and create a visual art work using twigs and ink. Along the way, students are introduced to the work of poet Langston Hughes and painter Georgia OKeefe.

C. Program Length:

Professional Development Workshop for Teachers ~ 2 to 3 Hours

Student Workshop or Residency ~ Two to three classroom periods

D. Maximum Audience Size: 25

E. Available Dates: All year

F. Grade Level: Grades 4-12 and Professional Development Workshops for Teachers

G. Curriculum Correlation:

Visual Arts
2. Creative Expression and Communication
3. Analyzing and Responding
4. Valuing the Arts/Aesthetic Reflection
5. Connections, Relationships and Applications

English Language Arts
3. Reading Process: Concepts of Print
6. Writing Process 10. Communications: Oral and Visual

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